Sports Medicine Specialists for Sprains, Strains, & Other Injuries

Sports Medicine & Sports Injuries

Participating in sports can lead to ongoing injury indications, such as many types of sprains, strains, or more long-term issues such as arthritis, lower back pain or neck pain. Our sports medicine specialists at Makana North Shore Urgent Care have spent a great deal of time studying the human body in athletic performance to make recommendations on proper conditioning and injury prevention. Following these recommendations can help avoid injury and the development of long-term pain issues. Athletes must ensure that their bodies can perform over time.
You can count on Makana North Shore Urgent Care for immediate sports injury care. You’ll get top-notch care without having to endure long waits in the ER or waiting days to get an appointment with a primary care provider.

Sprains & Strains

See the time-tested treatments provided by Makana North Shore Urgent Care for these most common of sports-related injuries below.

Acute Injuries

In addition to more severe sprains, acute injuries can include fractures or dislocations. Whether you have a dislocated shoulder, a broken wrist, or a sprained ankle, we’ll get you fixed up and back in the game.

Chronic Issues

Tennis elbow, runner’s knee, or plantar fasciitis. If your shoulder or elbow has been bothering you, or your knee pain just won’t go away, let us help you figure it out so you can get back to being active.

Sports-Related Medical Concerns

Visit our Princeville clinic for concussions, asthma, sports physicals, and other medical needs for peak performance. Not all sports-related issues involve muscles, tendons, and bones. We offer full spectrum sports medicine care, handling any medically related problems that may limit you from participating in the activities you enjoy.
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Sprains & Strains

The largest number of injuries related to sports activities are joint sprains and strains. These frequent injuries can result in missing valuable time in both team and individual sports, and severely impact continued skill development at all levels of participation. Our expert providers at Makana North Shore Urgent Care focus not only on the treatment of injuries but just as significantly, on the prevention of debilitating sprains and strains.
Sprains are the stretch or tear of a ligament (connective tissue joining bones), caused by trauma such as a fall or blow to the body, that knocks a joint out of position. Sprains can range from stretching to complete tears. Most vulnerable joints are ankles, knees, and wrists.

Symptoms of a joint sprain include:

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Tenderness and pain in the affected area
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Bruising
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Inflammation
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Swelling
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An inability to move
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Joint looseness
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Laxity
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Instability
Strains occur when a muscle or tendon (connective tissue from muscle to bone) is twisted, pulled, or torn, often caused by overstretching or over contraction. Strains can be mild to severe, which if not treated professionally can cause damage and loss of function.
Symptoms of a muscle strain include:
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Pain in the affected area
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Muscle spasms
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Loss of strength
The most frequent sports injury we see is an ankle sprain. Makana North Shore Urgent Care will provide student athletes FREE orthopedic-grade ankle supports in an effort to prevent such injuries, not just treat them.